How to Track and Watch the 2024 Boston Marathon – Follow Your Favorite Runners!

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Written by Charlie

Today is the amazing 2024 Boston Marathon! Here is how to track the Boston Marathon runners and to watch it if you aren’t able to be there.

Today is the most heralded marathon in the world – the 2024 Boston Marathon. This is the race that many runners aspire to run and have to run qualifying races to achieve a coveted entry (or they need to raise a lot of money for charity). So, how do you track and watch the 2024 Boston Marathon – particularly your favorite runners? Here you go!

How to Track and Watch the 2024 Boston Marathon

Here is how you can track your favorite Boston Marathon runners!

Link: Boston Marathon

If you are a marathoner – or even if not – you likely are interested in following along with some of the runners in the Boston Marathon today. In fact, you may have family running it or running group friends and want to keep track of them along the way. I can tell you that it is a huge mental bump for runners to know that friends, family, and others are following their progress throughout the race!

Here is a run-down on the schedule of events for the Boston Marathon:

  • 9:02 a.m. ET — Wheelchair Division – Men’s Start
  • 9:05 a.m. ET — Wheelchair Division – Women’s Start
  • 9:30 a.m. ET — Handcycle & Duo Participants Start
  • 9:37 a.m. ET — Professional Men’s Star
  • 9:47 a.m. ET — Professional Women’s Start
  • 9:50 a.m. ET — Para Athletics Division Start
  • 10:00 a.m. ET — Wave 1
  • 10:25 a.m ET – Wave 2
  • 10:50 a.m. ET – Wave 3
  • 11:15 a.m. ET – Wave 4

Tracking Runners in the Boston Marathon

The Boston Athletic Association has you covered when it comes to keeping an eye on either the elite runners or your friends and family that are running. They highly recommend you download the Boston Marathon app which will let you easily track your favorite runners. You can download it for iOS here and Android here.

You can also check right here on their webpage after the race kicks off (using the times above to get a sense of the tracking times – remember that the first checkpoint is at 5K and in 5K increments after that). On the page, if you scroll down, you can get access to the leaderboards for each of the 4 main categories of the marathon.

Watching the Boston Marathon

If you are in New England, you can catch all the action on WCVB. If you are outside their area of coverage, you can catch in on the ESPN. They will broadcast it on their flagship channel from 8:30 a.m. ET until 12:30 p.m. ET. They will also be showing coverage within SportsCenter.

Weather for the Boston Marathon

Running a marathon in New England in April means you can face all kinds of weather! It has been very hot, very cold, very windy, and very rainy. For today, the weather forecast for the marathon is partly cloudy with a temperature of 57-67 degrees.

I know if this was me, I’m hoping for the clouds to hang around but temperatures of 50s sound really good to me! Plus, with an overcast sky, that could keep it from having to much of a beating sun.

Bottom Line

There are many elite runners running today, especially after the US Olympic Marathon trials in February. One of them is Sara Hall. She set a new American masters record at the Trials but did not make the team. Previous Boston Marathon winner Des Linden will also be toeing the line this year.

Evans Chebet, on the men’s side, is going for a third win after beating the amazing Eliud Kipchoge in Boston last year.

However, there are also almost 30,000 other runners that are going to be running out their dream of finishing the Boston Marathon so if you are in the area, head down to cheer them on! Otherwise, look for your friends/family on this tracking link.

And, GOOD LUCK to all the 2024 Boston Marathon runners!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

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